Edit 2019: Fishact was formerly known by the name The Black Fish. Recently I spent two days with the NGO Fishact documenting their citizen inspector workshop in Hamburg. Besides the theoretical part of the workshop, […]
UPDATE: Good News!! All recommendations were adopted by CITES!! Silkies, threshers and devil rays are now listed on Appendix II ! t the moment representatives of 183 member parties are gathering in Johannesburg, South Africa, to […]
After another incredible dive yesterday with Mike and his team from Beqa Adventure Divers watching Fiji`s enormous Bull Sharks, I had the pleasure to sit down with a couple of other shark researchers and conservationists. One of […]
Overfishing describes the process of taking out more fish out the sea than can naturally be reproduced. If fishing pressure is too high, i.e. to many vessels are out at sea and simply fish too much, […]
Our oceans are facing threats from many sides. Pollution, overfishing and the acidiation of the water are among the most serious ones. During my six months in Dahab, I was able to dive a lot […]
The Marine Stewardship Council MSC logo certifies sustainable fisheries – at least that´s what we are being told. It is always tricky, if the one that certifies the fishery or a company also receives money […]
At the moment, I spend my days watching documentaries and reading about marine environmental issues. I read about problems as well as solutions and ways that could work to maintain a healthy ocean and a […]
Tom Vierus is an award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologist based in Suva, Fiji Islands. This blog is dedicated to his assignments and to sharing some behind-the-scenes footage.